Cafe Wha?
Bars & ClubsDance Clubs & Discos
6:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Tuesday
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 1:30 AM
Friday
6:00 PM - 1:30 AM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 1:30 AM
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Greenwich Village
Commonly known as “the Village” to New Yorkers, it was here in Greenwich Village that both 1960’s counter culture and the LGBT movement were born. Famous for its bohemian past, head to Washington Square Park to get a feel for this diverse and energetic neighbourhood. You’ll find NYU students, street performers, skateboarders, kids frolicking in the fountain, and locals relaxing and playing chess. Stroll the streets to discover a mix of majestic town homes and hidden bars and restaurants that give this neighbourhood an old-school residential feel. When the sun goes down, check out one of the famous jazz or comedy clubs that still packs them in every night.
How to get there
  • West 4th St – Washington Square • 2 min walk
  • Christopher St – Sheridan Square • 6 min walk
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4.5 of 5 bubbles568 reviews
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Very good
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philiplZ9925JG
Malmö, Sweden3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Amazing band…amazing atmosphere….best place in NY..we loved it……..I will come back next year..it’s for sure…..:-))
Written 6 May 2024
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cipiffi
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Top. The best place in the world. High raccomanded experience in the nightlife of NYC. Live music is good and the food also.
Written 31 March 2024
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Jaq L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
I love this place. Me and my brothers and sisters always go to The Cafe Wha when we are in NYC. The music played there is very good. The House’s Band is amazing.
Written 20 March 2024
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Lexie P
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Horrible customer service by the front door attendant and manager; the manager was incredibly rude to guests. Would not recommend.
Written 11 February 2024
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Tom L
Ottawa, Canada418 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We went to Cafe Wha on Funk Night. The band was brilliant. Guests also performed a version of "open mike" but they all definitely knew what they were doing. The rapper from Bed-Stuy was awesome. The vocalists had the stylings of Donny Hathaway, Roberta Flack & Lauren Hill.

Music charge is a very sensible $15 person. And drink prices are very reasonable. Shout out to our awesome server Lizandra. This place offered a solid two hours of entertainment: it was fun.
Written 24 November 2023
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Sarah M
Hertford, UK26 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Total
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They sell you free tickets via event Brite until you get there and it’s 35 usd pp to get in for anyone under 21! Even though they say kids 16+ are welcome on Sunday nights. Waste of our time and they really could not have cared less… and we were really looking forward to it.
Written 22 October 2023
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Chris H
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
First time at the Cafe Wha and it surpassed our expectations. Relaxed, friendly service and the house band is fantastic. If you want a great night out with superb live music, look no further.
Written 17 September 2023
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David Shimoni
Boston, MA2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
The staff at Cafe Wha was very rude to us and when we asked for better seats and we ended up leaving to The Groove where they treat you like guests and not like animals.
Written 26 May 2023
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Sharon D
31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
I loved this! Such a cool venue. The drinks flowed but more importantly the house band were incredible! We had a table right in front of the stage and it was brilliant. High recommend.
Written 1 May 2023
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DREW R
Glasgow, UK342 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
only second time in cafe wha? a great night out. $20 cover charge and two item minimum purchase. well worth it. food is good, staff are excellent, i was there on a Saturday night. booked in for both band sets. highly recommend this bar. the house band are superb.
Written 20 April 2023
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